Job Description

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Development Manager, Grants & Foundations will play a key role in achieving the financial goals of the Alzheimer's Association. As a staff member of a comprehensive development program, the responsibilities of the Development Manager include writing foundation grant proposals and Development/Chapter materials, managing relationships, researching potential funding sources, reporting and developing concept ideas.  In addition, this staff member manages the Government Grants duties for the Chapter/Region, as well as working with the Executive Directors in the Region to secure grants in their states. 


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with input from program/development staff colleagues, write and submit grant proposals.
  • Work with major gift colleagues to develop proposals and provide periodic reports.
  • Maintain electronic and paper records on foundation proposals. Track foundation activity and interactions.
  • Utilizing online and other resources, research potential funding sources.
  • Manage relationships with foundations. Cultivate and steward funders and potential funders.
  • Track, write and submit all reports as required by funders.
  • Working collaboratively with CEO, VP for Development and program and development staff, develop concept ideas.
  • As a member of the Development team, research and follow up on donor inquiries and concerns.
  • Serve as a resource for volunteer leadership.
  • Collaborate with the National Alzheimer’s Association staff on shared fundraising efforts, Government Grants and comply with Association policies, procedures and standards.
  • Collaborate with other staff and departments of the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter and other Region 11 Chapters to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Vice President of Development.
  • Assist other members of the Development department with sponsorship or grant applications.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum five years related experience, with proven success in foundation relations and/or grant writing.
  • Prior experience with state and federal grants preferred.
  • Some experience with proposal writing preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Familiarity with and ability to navigate fundraising software and donor database applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to support and articulately promote the mission of the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Ability to effectively work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, while adhering to deadlines. Strong time management skills are essential.
  • Strong and sound decision making skills and good professional judgment.
  • Ability to anticipate, analyze and take advantage of growth opportunities.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required, as well as ability to travel by personal automobile to meetings.
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.


 Title:                                       Development Manager, Grants & Foundations

Position Location:                Newton, MA

Part-time (30 hours/week)

Position Grade:                     305

Reports To:                            Vice President, Development


Who We Are:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia- by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

The Alzheimer’s Association announced a landmark $100 million investment in research for 2023. This unparalleled commitment is illustrative of the momentum we are building in dementia research - our investments today will lead to breakthroughs tomorrow.

At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,900 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life-changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.

At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.

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